Here’s everything you need to know about Turkish residence permit
Here’s how to apply for residency
Start by visiting the Directorate General of Migration Management website. Get an appointment at the nearest DGMM office by entering your information.
Once you fill out the online form, the system tells you where your closest DGMM office is, shows you available times and dates, and tells you what to bring.
Foreign applicants can live in Turkey until their appointment date. After you submit your application, you can exit and re-enter Turkey within 15 days, but you can’t travel in and out at will.
How Do I Get a Turkish Residency Permit?
Online systems will tailor the list of documents to your situation, but you’ll probably need most of the following:
On a white background, take four clear biometric passport photos.
You’ll need two copies of your TAPU/ Turkish Title Deeds or rental agreement stating where you live and how much you paid. You should also take the original if they want to see it.
Plus, two copies of your passport (colour copies of the visa entry stamp and main details page; make sure your passport is valid the whole time you apply).
You need your Turkish tax number. Visit your local tax office if you don’t have one.
You must provide proof of health insurance coverage.
You’ll need a bank statement showing you have enough money to look after yourself in Turkey for the given period. Ask your Turkish bank for a breakdown of your funds if you have one.
Birth certificates, passports, and photos of your kids and spouse (if you’re applying for a family residency permit).
The post office will deliver your new Turkish residency permit once the application is approved. You’ll get a one-year license upon your first application. After that, you can apply for two-year permits. Once you’ve had a residency for eight years, you can apply for a long-term residence permit, which is issued indefinitely.
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